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Retractable Awnings for Energy Savings

See how much a patio awning can save you on energy costs all year.

Cut Cooling Costs by as much as 77%


According to the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, a fabric deck awning reduces heat gain between 55–77%.That's a substantial savings, both in energy usage and air conditioning costs!

Retractable Awnings for Winter Savings


The energy savings benefit of retractable awnings extends beyond the summer season. The ability to retract patio awnings in the winter (as opposed to fixed roof structures) allows solar radiation to penetrate through windows and glass doors, helping to heat your home naturally and reduce heating costs and energy use.

Energy Savings by City

See how much you could save.

South Window Orientation

(A majority of windows are located on the south side of this home.)

CityPercent of Cooling Energy SavedPercent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Minneapolis 28–34% 5–22%
Boston 24–33% 22–36%
Seattle 71–80% 44–53%
Albuquerque 28–33% 9–19%
Phoenix 15–22% 3–11%
St. Louis 8–18% 17–30%
Sacramento 40–45% 10–26%

East Window Orientation

(A majority of windows are located on the east side of this home.)

CityPercent of Cooling Energy SavedPercent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Minneapolis 29–31% 22–23%
Boston 30–32% 28–37%
Seattle 51–69% 23%
Albuquerque 34–39% 12–27%
Phoenix 15–22% 4–6%
St. Louis 18–21% 13–23%
Sacramento 36–39% 9–13%

West Window Orientation

(A majority of windows are located on the west side of this home.)

CityPercent of Cooling Energy SavedPercent of Peak Cooling Energy Saved
Minneapolis 26–27% 25–32%
Boston 28–30% 33–40%
Seattle 69–72% 43–49%
Albuquerque 34–39% 35–43%
Phoenix 18–26% 20–31%
St. Louis 18–23% 20–33%
Sacramento 43–48% 30–39%

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